Heal Your Family Father Wound and Finally Understand Why You…
* Struggle in your love life
* Worry about money and success
* Allow male anger to negatively influence your life
* According to National Center for Fathering:
There is one problem that surpasses all others in its impact on men, women, and society. It is the family father wound. We focus on the importance of mothers in determining the well-being of children. Yet, without the support of their fathers, men become disconnected from their true selves, feeling that others are controlling their lives. The family father wound may be the most pervasive, most important, and least recognized problem facing men and their families today.
However, the family father wound, resulting from physical or emotional absence, has been largely ignored. Disconnected males, without a strong sense of inner guidance, can become abusive towards women and destructive towards men. We’ve seen this with the outpouring of sexual abuse allegations involving many prominent men.
More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent. If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency.
The male anger and rage we see in everything from domestic violence to school shootings has its roots, I believe, in trauma resulting from growing up in families with disconnected and dysfunctional fathers. Yet, this childhood wounding can be healed.
My 15th book, My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound is an adventure story to find the father I lost when I was five years old. It’s also a tale of redemption and healing for both my father and myself.
The trauma of growing up with an absent father contributed to my own bouts of depression, sexual addiction, and destructive relationships. For the first time, I share the raw, personal, life experiences and my own healing journey. Learning about my mother’s lost father, who died when she was five years old, helped me understand that the father wound impacts women as well as men.
Healing inter-generational wounds put me on the path of becoming a psychotherapist who has been helping men and the families who love them, healing my clients as I have learned to heal myself.
As a psychotherapist who has treated more than 30,000 men and women over my long career, I have seen the devastating impact absent fathers can have on the lives of their children and how the wounding causes problems at all stages of life. Boys and girls who experience the father wound often become adults who unknowingly wound their own children. Once I recognized and understood the prevalence and importance of the father wound, I could help people recover from problems that had previously been resistant to both medical and psychological interventions.
According to the National Center for Fathering, “More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent. If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency.”
For fifty years I’ve been helping men and the women who love them. During that time, I’ve become one of the world’s leading experts on men’s issues and have written a number of trend-setting books including Looking for Love in All the Wrong: Overcoming Romantic and Sexual Addictions (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1988), Male Menopause (Sourcebooks, 1997), and The Irritable Male Syndrome: Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression (Rodale, 2004).
My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound is the first book to address the father wound and its impact on men and women through the personal experiences of a world-renowned expert on men’s health.
|Publisher:||Connection Victory Publishing Company|
|File size:||377 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Jed Diamond, Ph.D., is Founder and Director of the MenAlive, a health program that helps men live long and well. Though focused on men’s health, MenAlive is also for women who care about the health of the men in their lives. Since its inception in 1992, Jed has been on the Board of Advisors of the Men’s Health Network. He is also a member of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male and serves as a member of the International Scientific Board of the World Congress on Gender and Men’s Health. Diamond has been a licensed psychotherapist for over 44 years and is the author of eight books including the international best-selling Male Menopause and Surviving Male Menopause that have thus far been translated into 22 foreign languages and The Irritable Male Syndrome: Understanding and Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression, which is also developing a world-wide readership. His most recent book, Mr. Mean: Saving Yourself and Rescuing Your Relationship from the Irritable Male Syndrome is now available on Smashwords. Other Publications include: Books Inside Out: Becoming My Own Man, Fifth Wave Press, (1983). Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places: Overcoming Romantic and Sexual Addictions G.P. Putnams, (1988). The Warrior's Journey Home: Healing Men, Healing the Planet, New Harbinger, (1994). Male Menopause Sourcebooks, (1997). Surviving Male Menopause, Sourcebooks (1999). The Whole Man Program: Reinvigorating Your Body, Mind, and Spirit After 40, John Wiley & Sons, (2002). The Irritable Male Syndrome: Managing the 4 Key Causes of Depression and Aggression, Rodale, (2004). Male vs. Female Depression: Why Men Act Out and Women Act In, Verlag, (2009). Book Chapters “Male Menopause,” in the Encyclopedia on Men and Masculinities, ABC-Clio Press, 2006. "25 Years in the Men's Movement," in The Politics of Manhood, Temple University Press, 1995. "The Myth of the Dangerous Dad," in The Best Man, Mandala Publications, 1992. "Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places," in Feminist Perspectives on Treating Addictions, Springer Publishing, 1991. "Counseling the Male Substance Abuser" in the Handbook of Counseling & Psychotherapy with Men, Sage Publications, 1987. "About Our Sexuality" in Men Freeing Men, New Atlantis Press, 1985. Booklets published by Fifth Wave Press (Jed Diamond’s publishing company) Beyond Drug Wars: Toward a Peaceful Solution for Ending Drug Abuse in America The Adrenaline Addict: Hooked on Danger and Excitement Love Addictions: For Women--A Feminist Perspective Fatal Attractions: Understanding Sex, Romance, and Relationship Addictions Healing Male Co-Dependency: From Isolation and Rage to Intimacy and Joy Sex & Love Addiction and Chemical Dependency: The Hidden Connection When Men Stopped Being Warriors and Became Killers: The Origin of Addictions Cowboys, Killers, Wimps, and Sex Addicts: Growing Up Male in America The Lazy Person's Guide to Relationships. Diamond has also written numerous booklets, e-booklets, audio, and video programs. He has taught classes at U.C. Berkeley, U.C.L.A., J.F.K. University, Esalen Institute, The Omega Institute, and other centers of education throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe. His PhD dissertation, Gender and Depression, broke new ground in creating a better evaluation system for diagnosing and treating depression in men and women. He lives with his wife, Carlin, on Shimmins Ridge, above Bloody Run Creek, in Northern California. They are proud parents of five grown children and eleven grandchildren. To receive a copy of his free e-newsletter, visit Jed at his websites. Websites: www.MenAlive.com and www.TheIrritableMale.com E-Mail: Jed@MenAlive.com Mailing Address: Box 442, Willits, California, 95490